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4.
Cockney rhyming slang for "whats the story". The word comes from the title of a long-running BBC children's television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading.
Bloke A: "Whats the jackanory?"

Bloke B: "Fuck all mate"
by Makeety Strange August 30, 2009
 
1.
story, a Britishism formed in the tradition of Cockney rhyming slang and which derives from an old kids' TV show by that name (featuring a different story every day)
What's the jackanory? (i.e. What happened? What's going on?)
by elian November 15, 2004
 
2.
"okey- dokey", everything is fine but not perfect it good be better
"He's got morning glory and lifes a different story
Everythings going jackanory" -Blur "Country House"
by myyo August 20, 2006
 
3.
one who feels obliged to talk copious amounts of verbal diarrhoea.
this is what a jackanory might say "this morning i woke up then ate my breakfast which consisted of bacon, eggs, sausages...........then i left the house and missed my train, the next train was cancelled, the next train was full and.........."
by neil mcnaughtan January 12, 2007